Eduardo Palencia-Herrejón

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The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of continuous renal replacement therapies in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock, with or without acute kidney injury. We performed a systematic search in Medline, Embase, Web of Knowledge, Cochrane Library and and a hand search of the retrieved studies. We included both(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature to evaluate the effects of high PEEP versus conventional PEEP on mortality and on the risk of barotrauma in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). SOURCE OF DATA Computer search of Medline, Embase, CINAHL, CANCERLIT, Pascal-Biomed, ACP Journal Club,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate aspiration needle muscular biopsy as an alternative to surgical open biopsy, so we focus on its results and tolerance. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 150 patients with muscular pathology of every kind, and aged between 10 and 86 years, using a modified Allendale/Liverpool needle which by our indication has a built-in lateral funnel(More)
Delirium, the acute confusional syndrome, is a common although infradiagnosed problem in the critically ill patient, especially the hypoactive subtype. Risk factors for delirium are previous cognitive disturbances, some comorbidities, ambiental factors and the acute organic alterations of critical illness. Delirium is associated to an increase in short and(More)
Results We included 60 patients [median and interquartile range (IQR) age, 73.5 years (60.5-79.5), 57.1% males, median (IQR) Charlson comorbidity index, 3 (2-4), median (IQR) acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score, 11 (8-15)] with 63 DR-BSI of which 71.5% were nosocomial and healthcare-associated BSI. Unknown and intravascular(More)
Gastric antisecretory drugs, especially proton pump inhibitors, are among the most used drugs both in ambulatory and hospital settings, and prescription does not always follows approved indications. Experimental data suggest that gastric acid inhibition and the effects of proton pump inhibitors on the immune system can promote the development of infections.(More)
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widely distributed, viral, tickborne disease. In Europe, cases have been reported only in the southeastern part of the continent. We report two autochthonous cases in Spain. The index patient acquired the disease through a tick bite in the province of Ávila - 300 km away from the province of Cáceres, where viral(More)
The airway management is one of the principal skills that a physician needs to ensure optimal ventilation and oxygenation. In this guideline, Sedation and Analgesia Working Group of SEMICYUC describes rapid sequence intubation (RSI) and induction drugs and neuromuscular blocking agents. RSI is the best procedure to ensure optimal airway management in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Estimate knowledge and use habits of different electronic resources in a sample of Spanish intensivists: Internet, E-mail, distribution lists, and use of portable electronic devices. DESIGN Self-applied questionnaire. METHODS A 50-question questionnaire was distributed among Spanish intensivists through the hospital marketing delegates of a(More)
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